Micro Lumbar Discectomy

Latest State of the Art Surgery for a given patient with Prolapsed Lumbar Intervertebral Disc.

Although memories in the mind of patients are fresh, gone are the days when patient with a prolapsed disc had to undergo a major surgery on his back, he remained in the hospital from 10 to 15 days and left the hospital with a bagful of restrictions.

Micro Lumbar Discectomy in progress

Less than 1 inch incision adjacent to midline

Good Operating Microscope is essential

Good disc prolapse for micro discectomy

Today, Micro Lumbar Discectomy a visionary innovation, is the state of the art surgical procedure. It incorporates the latest technical advances and provides direct three dimensional brightly illuminated magnified vision. Even the smallest epidural vessel can be safely preserved. The disc is excised without producing any mechanical pressure on the nerve root by its retraction. Cutting or excision of bone is painful. Micro Lumbar Discectomy is done without debriding the bone. The incision is less than one inch in length, the pain is minimum and the patient can swiftly go home in less than 24 hours.

The protocol of prolonged bed rest, use of lombo sacral belt and loads of restrictions has become a thing of the past. A course of back mobilizing and muscle strengthening exercises is all that is required during the post operative period.

Within a couple of weeks the patient can resume his original job, however strenuous it may be, including playing football in the national leagues. The technique is particularly important to young patients who can resume their outdoor activities very quickl